Racing Returns to Woodward

April 3, 2018 by  

BMX Racing at Camp Woodward, PA

Camp Woodward in Pennsylvania has deep roots in the sport of BMX—both in freestyle and racing. Racing has been off the menu for a while, but a new partnership between the megawatt action sports camp and USA BMX will bring BMX Racing back to town, effective this summer.

Dirt will be moving soon to get the track ready for the first happy campers, at the direction of Dirt Trendz Skid-Steer impressario, Lance McGuire.

Woodward will host four camps of six days each in 2018. Those dates, and the corresponding tuition are as follows:

July 29 – August 4 ($1499)
August 5 – August 11 ($1499)
August 12 – August 18 ($1299)
August 19 – August 25 ($1299)

We encourage you to go check out Woodward’s website (link below). On it, you’ll find the full depth and breadth of what they offer, at six locations (five here in the US of A and one in Mexico). BMX Racing is featured at the Pennsylvania location only.

Here is what USA BMX told News, in a release:

USA BMX and Woodward Combine Forces, Uniting Premier BMX Racing Organization and Action Sports Camp for BMX Racers of All Ages

USA BMX, the world’s largest BMX racing organization, and Woodward, an action sports and lifestyle camp, community and cultural icon, today announced a partnership designed to benefit BMX racers of all ages, all around the world. Included in the partnership and starting this summer is a new BMX Racing program at the Woodward Pennsylvania location offered from July 29 – August 25, 2018.

This summer’s Woodward Pennsylvania BMX Race Program will feature a brand new state-of-the-art track that will include a pro gate, asphalt turns, audio and lights. The track design, developed in collaboration with USA BMX and track developer Lance Maguire, will allow participants of all ages and skill levels to progress and have fun.

“We could not be more excited to partner with the world’s premier sports camp”, said USA BMX chief executive officer, BA Anderson. “Offering a BMX racing program to a wide audience of young kids is our priority, and by partnering with Camp Woodward, we are exposing BMX racing to an entire new group of kids.”

Woodward’s new BMX Racing director, Jason Toutolmin, will draw on his two decades of experience racing, event organizing and as a current USA BMX track operator to teach campers everything from bike and gear set-up to gate starts, sprints, turns and jumps. BMX Racing campers will also have access to ride on Woodward’s dirt jumps, foam box jumps, and resi-landing jumps.

“BMX racing is a natural fit with Woodward’s action and lifestyle sports programming, and a great complement to our existing BMX camps,” says Jody Churich, EVP and COO of Woodward, a POWDR company. “Each of our programs, facilities and handpicked coaches across the country are designed and selected to inspire and mentor kids through sport and culture. Like USA BMX, we are dedicated to enabling greatness in athletes of all ages and abilities, and this includes those who are training for regional or national competitive events, or one day the Olympics.”

USA BMX members who register for Woodward BMX Racing Camp Sessions prior to June 1, 2018, qualify for a discount of $200 off regular price camp registration. USA BMX Members who register between June 1 – August 25 will receive a $100 discount. Register here.

Stay an extra week and take their Digital Photography camp. Maybe you’ll find yourself shooting for BMX News by Fall. We always need more contributors.

If you skipped over the release, you almost cost yourself $200; if you sign up before June 1, you’ll get $200 off the tuitions we listed above. Slow-pokes registering between June 1 – August 25 get $100 off.

We look forward to seeing how this program develops. Stick with BMX News for the latest.


Camp Woodward Website

BMX Racing at Camp Woodward, PA